Global Leadership Institute takes on Alaska

From Issue 2


photo courtesy of GLI

Alaskan adventurers pose with their catch.

For the last few years, the GLI Institute has taken a trip to Alaska every June with tenth through twelve grade students. This year’s group hiked, kayaked, camped, fished, and experienced Alaskan wildlife such as whales, seals, and otters. 

This year’s trip was also all boys, so it was extra special for them, and the group of 14, mainly sophomores, was very close-knit. The chaperones that went on the trip were Col. William Merrel, Coach Shelby Grace Mays, and Ms. Laura Hepner. 

Sophomore Cage Puckett’s favorite stop was Seward, Alaska. Twins and Sophomores Grayson and Garin Ohnmacht both went on the trip too and had a blast. Garin said, “My favorite part of the trip was freedom. I loved being able to do whatever I wanted during scheduled free time and having the freedom to explore the different towns without always being confined to spend time with the group.” Grayson’s favorite part was “getting to catch salmon and see the beautiful glaciers while kayaking.” Sophomore Walter George enjoyed fishing the most too.